Qualifying Certifications to Participate in Department of Defense Projects

The mission of the DoD Directive 8570 is to create standards and guidance to result in a professional, sustained information assurance workforce with the knowledge and skills to effectively present and respond to attacks against DoD information, systems, and information infrastructures. Directive 8570 requires certification of all members of the DoD Information Assurance workforce, including military personnel, civilians, contractors, and others performing IA functions.

Information Assurance Technician (IAT)
IAT Level I IAT Level II IAT Level 3
A+
Network+
SSCP
GSEC
Security+
SNCP
SSCP
CISA
GSE
SCNA
CISSP (or Associate)

 

Information Assurance Manager (IAM)
IAM Level I IAM Level II IAM Level 3
CAP
GISF
GSLC
Security+
CAP
GSLC
CISM
CISSP (or Associate)
GSLC
CISM
CISSP (or Associate)

 

Information Assurance System Architecture and Engineering (IASAE)
IASAE Level I IASAE Level II IASAE Level III
CISSP (or Associate) CISSP (or Associate) CISSP-ISSEP
CISSP-ISSAP

 

Computer Network Defense Service Provider (CND)
CND Analyst CND Infrastructure Support CND Incident Reporter CND Auditor CND-SP Manager
GCIA
CEH
SSCP
CEH
GCIH
CSIH
CEH
CISA
GSNA
CEH
CISSP-ISSMP
CISM